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Respect. Knowledge. Action.

Our Vision, Mission, and Strategic Goals:

Vision: to be Canada's authoritative voice on evidence-based approaches for obesity prevention, treatment, and policy.

Mission: to improve the lives of Canadians affected by obesity through the advancement of anti-discrimination, prevention, and treatment efforts.

Strategic goals:

  1. Addressing the social stigma associated with obesity
  2. Changing the way policy makers and health professionals approach obesity; and
  3. Improving access to evidence-based prevention and treatment resources.

The Canadian Obesity Network - Réseau canadien en obésité (CON-RCO) is Canada's largest professional obesity association for:

  • Health professionals
  • Researchers
  • Policy makers
  • Obesity stakeholders

Our Core Values


We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. To this end, CON-RCO works toward reducing weight bias and stigma through research, education, and action.

Evidence-Based Action:

CON-RCO aims to facilitate knowledge exchange regarding obesity prevention, treatment, and policy.

CON-RCO is Canada’s official representative in the World Obesity Federation, an umbrella organization for 52 national obesity associations, representing 56 countries.
CON-RCO is hosted by: